Wilson Statement on Deployment of THAAD System

Mar 8, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the United States deployed the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea:   

“The regime in North Korea is growing increasingly irresponsible and aggressive, conducting missile tests and continuing to develop their nuclear weapons program.

“Deploying the THAAD system sends a clear message—the United States will address this aggressive action by North Korea, promoting peace through strength. We are committed to our regional defenses against this unstable regime, and stand in support of our allies, especially the people of South Korea and Japan.”

Rep. Wilson introduced legislation in February calling for increased sanctions against North Korea and condemning their recent missile tests. His legislation, H.Res. 92, also urges the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea. It currently has over 90 co-sponsors and is before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.